Black History Month: Meet Rev. Maurice Green

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

He's a man on a mission.

Reverend Maurice Green is taking the word of God around the world, many times to some of the most desolate places.

"People say you go to Africa because you're African American," says Green.

He clarifies,"No, no, I go all over the world. I am God's ambassador to the world."

Bringing assistance and preaching the word of God are two full-time jobs for Reverend Maurice Green. The pastor from Bryan travels the world, sharing his experiences and the Gospel, many times in churches with handmade pews and dirt floors. His passion stems from losing his mother when he was 12.

"I needed some structure in my life because I was going downhill fast," says Green of his childhood after his mother died. The structure he was looking for soon appeared.

"An evangelist came into town and started a revival close to my house and I went to that revival," says Green. He decided then to give his life to God.

"God, I believe, destined me for ministry," explains Green.

A life working for Christ has taken Reverend Green to places like Liberia, Africa, Mexico and the Middle East. Every time he touches down in a new land, he takes with him a lifetime of social change. History he witnessed first hand growing up in the Brazos Valley.

"I went through the era of when segregation became integration," shares Green.

"The difficulties making that transition where you were not allowed to go certain areas because the sign said black only or white only," he corrects himself," Colored only. It wasn't black. Colored only and white only."

Despite the struggles in his past, Reverend Green chooses to build on the positive.

"Oh the positive things in my past, man," laughs Green.

"I have too much foundation to build on. I'm nurturing relationships. I'm an activist for the good," says Green.

Reverend Green considers black history to be just that; black history.

"The history books may not tell that, but we do it. We tell it," says Green. He stresses that children today need to know the struggles of yesterday to appreciate today's conveniences.

Looking back on where he's been, Reverend Green knows he has more work to do, both around the world and at home.

"We need more leaders," says Green.

Reverend Green also works with several prisons to spread the ministry. He's also working with many schools in Bryan ISD.

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